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Capital Club of Williamsburg Records

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1996.09

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Scope and Contents

Records of the Capital Club of Williamsburg (formerly named the Middle Plantation Club of Williamsburg), which was founded by Rawls Byrd in 1966. The collection includes organizational histories, membership directories and rosters, meeting minutes, scrapbooks of club events, and other material.


  • Creation: 1960-2019
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1970-2000

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The Capital Club of Williamsburg (formerly named the Middle Plantation Club of Williamsburg) was begun by Rawls Byrd in 1966. The club was composed of men approaching or at retirement age and its purpose was to promote sociability, good fellowship and recreational activities. The organization's name was changed in 2020.


4.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)


The collection is arranged in order of incoming accessions.

Acquisition Information:

Gifts via the Williamsburg Historic Records Association. Acc. 2010.016 was received in January 2010 through Will Molineux. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member. Acc. 2016. 042, flash drive data, was received on 3/10/2016.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository